By Geoffrey Coffey
"A platforms method of management" (SAL) is a strategy for growing sustained excessive functionality in stipulations of excessive complexity and uncertainty. SAL locations the most recent advancements in platforms technology into an actionable strategy to be used by means of daily leaders. It allows leaders to increase themselves and their enterprise (or a part of it), fast and successfully to accomplish a aggressive virtue in a posh and unsure global. SAL includes an built-in framework with an total technique of entire procedure improvement. significant to the framework is a pragmatic approach which are utilized by any chief at any organisational point. helping the framework are a number structures techniques and a suite of foundational assumptions. SAL has been rigorously researched and subtle in wide box assessments the place it as a rule can provide results good above expectancies.
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Those in more senior roles or with high levels of informal influence are more likely to be able to muster greater resources and have greater impact than those at lower levels or those without significant levels of informal influence. Senior leaders are more likely to be able to initiate large scale change efforts supported by external consulting and training. Individuals at lower levels are more likely to only have themselves and what they are personally able to do. Each leader’s situation has a set of limits constraining what they are able to do.
3 and 4 are presented before outlining the details of SAL. 5 Systems Models and Methods SAL draws on a variety of systems models and methods which fit into two categories. Firstly, there are a range of general systems approaches, and secondly, a set of specific systems models and methods developed as part of SAL for application to leadership and organisations. The general systems approaches are listed below and discussed in more detail in Chap. 6. l l l l Open systems approaches aim to represent a real world or virtual entity as a system and focus on its interactions with its environment and future evolution.
Individual work focusses on individual knowledge-in-action, learning and skill development. Organisational work involves developing all forms of organisational entity and provides a context for individual work. CSM is a “data driven” or evidenced based approach which relies on both qualitative and quantitative data. Collecting and evaluating quantitative data in a systematic and disciplined way can be achieved relatively simply yet effectively using a variety of established procedures. Qualitative methods are usually less familiar to many leaders than quantitative methods.